The Deputy King, His Royal Highness Prince Salman bin Hamad Al Khalifa, today received the Commander of the United States Central Command, General Kenneth F. McKenzie, at Gudaibiya Palace.

The Deputy King reaffirmed the strength of bilateral relations between the Kingdom of Bahrain and the United States of America, and underlined the importance of expanding cooperation at all levels, including defense cooperation.

In this regard, the Deputy King reiterated Bahrain’s commitment to working with international partners to advance regional stability, emphasizing the important role the US plays in maintaining regional security.

The Deputy King concluded by congratulating General McKenzie on his new appointment as the Commander of the US Central Command and wished him success in his new role.

The Chief-of-Staff of the Bahrain Defence Force, His Excellency Lt-General Dhiyab bin Saqr Al-Nuaimi, also attended the meeting.